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Mount Walker
Queensland
Mount Walker Scenic Rim Region.jpg
Mount Walker viewed from Rosewood Warrill View Road, 2015
Population 392 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4340
LGA(s) Scenic Rim Region
State electorate(s) Beaudesert
Federal Division(s) Wright
Suburbs around Mount Walker:
Lower Mount Walker Lower Mount Walker Mount Forbes
Mount Walker West Mount Walker Coleyville
Rosevale Rosevale Coleyville

Mount Walker is a mountain and locality in the Scenic Rim Region of Queensland, Australia. The western boundary of Mount Walker is marked by the Bremer River. The central eastern parts of the locality rise to elevations above 400 m around Mount Walker. At the 2011 Australian Census Mount Walker and surrounds recorded a population of 392.

History

StateLibQld 1 236997 Farm at Mount Walker, ca. 1907
Farm at Mount Walker, circa 1907
Mount Walker Public Cemetery, 2005
Mount Walker Public Cemetery, 2005

The mountain was originally called Mount Forbes by John Oxley in honour of Sir Francis Forbes, the Chief Justice of New South Wales. However, it was later acquired the name Mount Walker. The origins of the name Walker are believed to be a shepherd of that name from the Franklyn Vale pastoral station. The locality takes its name from the mountain.

The Mount Walker State School opened on 15 April 1878. It closed in December 1967.

Mount Walker Post Office opened on 1 October 1916 (a receiving office had been open from 1874) and closed in 1957.

The historic Mount Walker Public Cemetery is located at 1744-1752 Rosewood-Warrill View Road (27°46′44″S 152°32′08″E / 27.7788°S 152.5356°E / -27.7788; 152.5356 (Mount Walker Public Cemetery)).

Amenities

Church of Christ, Mount Walker, 2005
Church of Christ, Mount Walker, 2005

The Mount Walker Church of Christ is located at 10 Hinrichsen Road, just off the Rosewood-Warrill View Road (27°46′22″S 152°32′15″E / 27.7729°S 152.5374°E / -27.7729; 152.5374 (Mount Walker Church of Christ)); weekly Sunday services are held at the church. The church opened in 1884 and celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2009.

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